Clean up continues after a tornado touched down this weekend in Carver County. Debris from the Friday night twister was scattered all around the communities of Watertown and Hollywood, and many are still hauling it all away.
It was a busy day of clean up for residents all over the metro. Thousands were without power for hours, and many residents saw boats, houses or cars ruined.
Gov. Mark Dayton plans to visit the Brainerd Lakes area on Friday to survey the damage caused by Sunday’s severe thunderstorms. The clean-up still continues after winds up to 80 miles per hour toppled trees and damaged properties.
More strong thunderstorms are rolling across Minnesota, a day after heavy rain caused street flooding and hail wiped out an orchard’s apple crop. The National Weather Service posted a severe thunderstorm warning for Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs and Morrison counties early Thursday.
Heavy rain, hail, strong winds and tornado warnings befell southern Minnesota Thursday afternoon as severe storms rolled into the state, moving north and east.
Xcel Energy says that about 23,000 people were without power in the Twin Cities metro area after severe thunderstorms rolled through Thursday morning.
Another night of stormy weather is forecast for Minnesota, following high winds and heavy rains that uprooted trees and knocked out power across a large part of the state early Friday. The NWS has issued a tornado watch for roughly the southwest quarter of the state.
Severe thunderstorms packing damaging winds have been popping up in parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
It was a nice tiny break of sunshine in between thunderstorms but it appears the clouds are moving in once again.
Xcel Energy crews from Minnesota and Wisconsin are lending a hand in Ohio where about 445,000 customers are without power because of weekend storms.
After a steamy Sunday, strong winds and heavy rain rolled through Minnesota at around dinner time.